Probate and Legal Documents in NH with Alex Auty
Thursday August 15 | 6 - 8 PM | Hilton Garden Room
Locating and navigating legal documentation is often a daunting task. Alex Auty will introduce us to probate and legal documents in New Hampshire that could be a treasure trove of information to assist in your genealogical research. Often these documents give life to the dates of your ancestors’ lives. Alex’s background as an attorney has led to a special interest in law related topics including land records, probate and court documents.
Alex lives in Durham and has been an active genealogist for the past 7 years. She is a 2014 graduate of the Boston University Certificate Program in Genealogical Research and a professional development program called Progen. She has attended several educational institutes and earned certificates in topics such as Advanced Methodology & Evidence Analysis, Writing and Publishing for Genealogists, Land Tools & Maps, and most recently, DNA. She has been on staff at the Family History Center in Exeter for the past two years. Her personal research interests include Massachusetts, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York City and the British Isles.
We are pleased to announce the Fall 2019 Genealogy Workshop offerings! Presented by the library’s Special Collections staff and members of the Ranger Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), these events are free, open to the public, and appropriate for all levels of interest and experience. All levels will learn something new! We hope you will join us on the third Sunday each fall month. View these events on Facebook!
Genealogical Gold in New England Town Books and Annual Reports with Robert Cameron Weir
Sunday September 15 | 2 - 4 PM | Levenson Room
In this presentation Robert will discuss two important, but underused, town-level resources. Old town books, as maintained by town clerks since colonial times, and town annual reports, published from the mid-19th century to the present, can provide the breakthrough clues needed to demolish your genealogical brick wall. Where census and compiled vital records fail us, these resources can save the day. He will cover where to find these resources, how to interpret them, and how to use them to solve genealogical conundrums.
Robert Cameron Weir is a professional genealogist in Dover, where he specializes in hard problems. He is a graduate of Harvard College, and Boston University’s Certificate Program in Genealogical Research. Robert blogs on genealogical topics at https://www.yourigins.com (rhymes with 'origins').
After Hours Genealogy Research with Experts
Sunday October 20 | 5:30 - 8:30 PM | Meet in Levenson Room
Due to popular demand, after-hours research returns to delve noisily into the past! A very brief presentation to start, then this is free time to explore, begin your research, book an expert, ask questions, or go deep on a specific topic. Library staff, local experts, and DAR volunteers will be on hand to help navigate the web, databases, and the materials in the Special Collections Room. There will be a library curated Youtube video channel full of research tips running all evening. Pizza, salad, treats and beverages will be provided. You may bring your own dinner if you prefer. Reservations must be made for this event! Please visit or call the Reference Desk to reserve your spot. 40 spots available. Please enter via Levenson room doors. 603-766-1720
Save the Date. To Be Announced!
Sunday November 17 | 2 - 4 PM | Levenson Room
Watch for a future program announcement. More information to come!
NOTE: There will be no Genealogy Workshop held in December. Workshops will resume January 21!
Stay tuned for future workshops in the series! Questions? Contact Nicole Luongo Cloutier.